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The Midtown Men, BLACK NATIVITY and More Set for Marcus Center's 2015-16 LineupThe Midtown Men, BLACK NATIVITY and More Set for Marcus Center's 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces the Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway series for the 2015/16 season which is sponsored by Envoy. Flex packages will be available through the Marcus Center Box Office starting on Thursday, August 27. (more...)

9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season9 TO 5, THE MUSIC MAN & More Set for Flat Rock Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Flat Rock Playhouse announced today the plays, musicals and Music on the Rock concerts slated for the 2016 Season as well as a streamlined subscription package plan. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/27/2015 - 'WHORL' and 'DELICATE SHIP' Open Off-Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 8/27/2015 - 'WHORL' and 'DELICATE SHIP' Open Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Off-Broadway celebrates two show openings and more! (more...)

Aretha Franklin in Talks with Marsha Mason to Bring Her Life Story to BroadwayAretha Franklin in Talks with Marsha Mason to Bring Her Life Story to Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2015

The Queen of Soul wants to bring her life story to Broadway. Please, producers, jump to it! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMoviesWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015Hottest Articles on BWWMoviesWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWMoviesWorld.com from 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Pollack's Aretha Franklin Documentary AMAZING GRACEVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Pollack's Aretha Franklin Documentary AMAZING GRACE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Below, check out the trailer for late director Sydney Pollack's 1972 behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album AMAZING GRACE! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Take on 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin in Upcoming Biopic?Jennifer Hudson to Take on 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin in Upcoming Biopic?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Jennifer Hudson will soon make her Broadway debut in the upcoming Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. And according to web site Trackingboard.com, the musical may not be the only major project on the Oscar winner's schedule. (more...)

MenAlive to Open for ABBA: The Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, 9/19MenAlive to Open for ABBA: The Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men's Chorus, returns to the Hollywood Bowl to once again open for ABBA: The Concert on Saturday, September 19, at 7 pm. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

Michael McDonald Sets Christmas Concert Dates at Fabulous Fox Theatre, 11/28Michael McDonald Sets Christmas Concert Dates at Fabulous Fox Theatre, 11/28
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

Michael McDonald will bring his This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits Tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. The night will include some of his hits as well as holiday favorites that will surely put you in the spirit. (more...)

Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will perform a 'Tribute to Clark Terry' with the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band conducted by NJCU Professor Richard Lowenthal.  (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

Nathan Chang Continues NAILING IT! at the Laurie Beechman on 8/23Nathan Chang Continues NAILING IT! at the Laurie Beechman on 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

?Bistro Award winning and MAC Award nominated singer-songwriter Nathan Chang continues his run of NAILING IT! (SONGS AND STORIES OF NAILS AND FAILS) at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Sunday, August 23rd at 7pm (more...)

The Arundel Barn Playhouse to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60'S MUSICALThe Arundel Barn Playhouse to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60'S MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...' You can't help singing along when Aretha Franklin asks for some "Respect," and this year the iconic tune turns 50. Though originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, Franklin reimagined the song as a declaration from a strong and confident woman, which is why it is one of the featured songs in The Arundel Barn Playhouse production of Beehive: The '60's Musical. (more...)

Cast of Hayes Theatre Co's VIOLET SetCast of Hayes Theatre Co's VIOLET Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co have announced the cast for this stunning musical to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in Nov/Dec 2015. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 SeasonBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2015-16 Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Austria, Russia, China, Canada, and across the United States, the awards-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. Tickets go on sale exclusively to Brooklyn Center Members on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1pm, with general sales beginning on Thursday, May 14. Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Chats New Album 'Great Diva Classics' on THE TALKVIDEO: Aretha Franklin Chats New Album 'Great Diva Classics' on THE TALK
by - Jul 31, 2015

Aretha Franklin visited "The Talk" to discuss her latest album “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” and her upcoming show in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to RememberBWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to Remember
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 31, 2015

Baby boomers don't normally show their approval at the theater by leaping to their feet and giving standing ovations during a performance… unless they happen to be seeing A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse. The power of remembrance combined with the powerhouse performances of Mary Bridget Davies (as Janis Joplin) and her crew - four dynamic supporting female vocalists and an eight piece kickass rock band - prove that the Queen of Rock 'n Roll can still conjure up a revolution in the hearts of her fans and get them on their feet in spite of themselves. (more...)

Ballet Memphis Will Return to The Joyce Theater, 10/27-11/1Ballet Memphis Will Return to The Joyce Theater, 10/27-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Ballet Memphis, under the artistic direction ofDorothy Gunther Pugh, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) for the first time since 2007 for a limited run this October.  Performances begin Tuesday, October 27th and run through Sunday, November 1st.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

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